The holidays may be over, but thankfully, January comes with a bit of a slow spell, allowing us to gradually ease our way into 2020 and what it has to offer. Rather than fret about not being busy enough, we suggest you sit back and enjoy this rare spell of not-quite-so-busy — trust us, it probably wouldn’t last. Of course, before your new projects kick off, and the society event invitations start piling up, now marks a great time to while away those wee hours between lunch and cocktails — with, of course, afternoon tea. 

As Bangkok’s five-star hotels and standout restaurants unveil their first new tea sets for 2020, the best options in Bangkok to try this January are all about reds — an ode to the upcoming Chinese New Year. From Chinese flavours, to divine, sweet treats, these are the top spots to be this month for high tea.